Linebacker safety Kyle Key (6-0, 205, 4.6) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral has been flying under the recruiting radar due to being a little banged up this year and because of the fact that he played at Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei last season and colleges lost track of him. Still he has one offer.
"Kyle is a transfer from Verbum Dei has been a very valuable addition to the Cathedral Phantom program," Cathedral assistant coach Owen Brown said. "His only setback has been, he has been plagued with injuries throughout the season, one of those injuries being a nagging high ankle sprain.
"Our defense wasn't the same without him," Brown said. "Kyle is the most versatile and flexible of all our linebackers. He can play both outside and inside linebacker, defensive end and if needed could play a little safety or rover.
"Personnel wise, Kyle gave offenses fits because you couldn't spot play him in your game plan," Brown said. "He could be anywhere and when we lost him we became a little predicable, but with him back now we are back to giving the opposition fits.
"Kyle is a kid with great character on and off the field," Brown said. "In the classroom, he is a good student, teachers and staff rave about him.
"Recruiting is slower than he would like, but he is getting some attention from schools specifically Northern Arizona, who has offered," Brown said. "UC Davis and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are also showing Kyle recently. We have also been getting calls from Pac 10, WAC and Mountain West schools inquiring about Kyle."
Though Key has missed some time this season, he still has made his presence felt racking 41 tackles, four sacks, one pass deflection and one fumble recovery.